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Fivesome filthy perfection from the Merikans

TheirBounty-KAM-f-tag_900Their Bounty by K.A. Merikan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is pure Merikan – filthy in the best way, dirty and hot as a volcano, just a little bit twisted but with a core of solid steel romance at the centre.

Four men, each uniquely drawn with vibrant personalities and talents and a fifth, the anchor around which to secure their kinks and desires and the who drives the narrative forward.

I can’t make up my mind who I love best. Tank, the strong Daddy, taking care of his crew, or Boar, enthusiastic and sweet with a need to connect, fiery Pyro, hot-tempered and sexually aggressive, or Drake, sullen and hiding a painful secret.

Each of them brings something different for Clover and he shamelessly hoards all their desires and affections.

The suspense element is, as always with this writing duo, well planned and still brings a surprise even though it’s blindingly obvious once you know!

I am loving this new series.

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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A stunning return to the Unbreakable Bonds setting

Fracture (Unbreakable Bonds #6)Fracture by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There aren’t enough stars available to properly rate this book. It’s always a risk to step back into a beloved world which had wrapped up its initial story arc and left no loose ends.

But Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have come up with a second story for Snow and Jude which is utterly gripping, and just as fast-paced as the original Shatter, which gave us their initial romance.

This time the focus is on Jude’s youngest brother who is the start point for an all-action adventure which sees Snow and Jude’s relationship tested to the max.

Everything about this book worked for me. Everything. Snow and Jude are beyond hot together, they’re bound together by love, they’re determined to be there for each other no matter what and this narrative pushes them to the limits.

And OMG the code words – this time picked by Jude. Once again these authors know when to bring a light touch to the darkness and Rowe and Noah’s antics give me life.

There’re also guest appearances from many of our favourite Ward Security staff members just to keep the action flowing and it made my heart skip as each one arrived on the page.

Absolutely loved it. Also not who I was expecting for Book Five in the Ward Security series so really looking forward to reading that one too!

Now, if Rowe and Noah happen to be next on the list for a revisit, well that would just make my year 🙂

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Clever narrative winds up this excellent romantic suspense series

Rough Trade (Woodbury Boys #3)Rough Trade by Sidney Bell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I honestly didn’t think this book would be able to comprehensively pull together all the suspense elements of the first two into a believable and cohesive ending.

But it really does, and not only that, it also brings a unique love story which never once follows the traditional path and yet still manages to be truly romantic and full of emotional growth.

It also manages to make me have feelings for two of the bad guys – or bad women in this instance – who were both as trapped in a situation out of their control as Ghost and Duncan were.

I wasn’t expecting things to go down like they did but there was some clever narrative play which ultimately drew out the most effective and truthful ending for all parties involved.

The romance itself is a quiet, unobtrusive one, it’s not hot and sexy, it’s built up of small things, of trust, of movie marathons and a desire to want someone else’s happiness to come first.

There couldn’t, imho, have been any other way for things to go given Ghost’s lifetime of experience with sex as a weapon and as an abuse, even four years later in the epilogue I think it was still fitting that the reader’s gaze remained external and not in the bed with them.

Truly a wonderful example in this genre and a fitting conclusion to the series as a whole.

#ARC kindly received from the author via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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